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myPortal Training and Tutorials


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District Software and Training has prepared a number of classes and training materials to help support myPortal.

If you have additional training needs, please contact District Software and Training by emailing


With myPortal built on SharePoint services, there is a wealth of training information on the Web to help you learn to do just about anything with the site.

We're collecting some essential tips and tricks here to help you get started.

Tips and Tricks

  1. You should check out a document only if you want to make sure that no one else can change it until you check it back in. If you want to collaborate on a document, do not check it out. Read more.
  2. If you are deleting something in SharePoint 2010 and you do not see a message that states the deleted item is being sent to the Recycle Bin, neither you nor your IT department will be able to restore it once it has been deleted.
  3. Don’t know the first letter of someone’s name? Try a wild card search by substituting the unknown letter with an asterisk (*). Read more.
  4. Need to add an event to your calendar? Just point to the date on the calendar, and then click Add.
  5. A SharePoint calendar enables you to work with multiple Exchange and SharePoint calendars at the same time. A view for a calendar can display a maximum of 10 calendars. Read more.

Download a full list of SharePoint Tips and Tricks (PDF - 484KB)

Weekly myPortal Email Tips

Each week the myPortal Adoption Team is sending out quick tips on how to use myPortal and mySite. If you've missed any or need a refresher you can view them below.